“Go Read Alice”

August 2, 2014 | 1 book mentioned

The diary novel may be “an under-attended” genre, but Johannah King-Slutzky is trying to remedy that. In an essay for The Hairpin she traces the diary novel’s history from the Victorian era to Go Ask Alice while examining the genre’s balance of “melodrama and awkward moralizing” with the potential for subversion.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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